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Im hearing a whine and rattle when I start the engine, rattle

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I'm hearing a whine and rattle when I start the engine, rattle stops when it warms up but the whine continues when it revs. Internet says that it's the timing chains, is it really the timing chains and which one? Primary or secondary? What do I need to buy to fix it?
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have a 2005 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road with a 4.0L V6 and it has 122,500 miles. This has been going on for a while, I just didn't think it was anything until the rattling started. I haven't tried anything yet, I want to know exactly what's wrong before I start messing with the engine, thank you.

Yes Cameron, they did have a service bulletin for the timing chains and shoes on them. The rattle is most likely from the chain being worn out. The tend to do that when they are cold, before the oil thins out and increases the tension on it.
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>>>>>> BULLETIN <<<<<<<<

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I have the instructions in a PDF format HERE ..

 

Parts Information OEM Part # Price

Timing Chain

Chain

Right

13028ZS00A $98.29

Left

13028ZK01C $24.58

17 - Timing Chain

13028ZS00A $98.29
Labor Information Skill Level Mfg. Warranty Standard

Timing Chain

Replace

Timing Chain

B 0.0 8.9

 

 

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

One last thing, how much would it cost to take it in and what should I buy if I want to replace it myself? How labor intensive is it? Most important, how vital is it that I replace the chain right away?

Well, you don't want it to break while driving, of course. It would be best to get it done as soon as possible, (with the rattle) and the labor is not too bad, 9 hours or so.
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Timing Chain

Replace

Timing Chain

B 0.0 8.9
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Also you will want to use the updated parts from the bulletin.
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